Stephen “SloRide” Reiter

Jul 7th, 1967 - Dec 20th, 2017


Marion VFW

Fri, Dec. 29th, 2017 6pm

Stephen “SloRide” Reiter

Marion-Stephen “SloRide” Reiter, 50, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at home.

Stephen was born on July 7, 1967; he was a Marion native, SIU Alum, Army Veteran and DJ. Stephen never hesitated to live his life exactly as he wished and what an adventure he had!  As one of Chicago’s premier disc jockeys, Stephen entertained countless thousands in many of the city’s most famous venues, including the Cubby Bear where he worked with dozens of world famous performers as the entertainment director.

His radio career began as a producer for the nationally syndicated Liz Wylde Show on Chicago’s WLUP and lead to his return to his beloved hometown to produce his own sports themed shows, Head Slap Radio and Off Sides w/ Steve Reiter. Stephen was a founding and life-long member of the OFL, the longest standing fantasy football league in history.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Gladys Reiter and brothers, Doug and Buddy.

He is survived by his wife, Darla; children, Tiffany Steckenrider (Travis) and Matthew Sine; granddaughter, Summer Steckenrider and siblings, Valerie Byrd, Corrine Reiter, Al Reiter, Jack Reiter, Laura Scaman (Kevin), Tom Reiter (Judy), Margaret Gaines (Paul) and Teri Hammond.

Please join family and friends as they celebrate Stephen’s extraordinary life on Friday, December 29 at the Marion VFW from 6pm-close.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

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3 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Tiffany Marshall

    From: Schaumburg, Illinois

    Date: December 29, 2017

    Steve was a wonderful man. He knew how to make the world smile… “let’s get it kicking like chicken” oh man… I love you Steve. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Guest: Marilyn Wills Reiman

    From: Murphysboro, Illinois

    Date: December 31, 2017

    Darla and family.
    I’m so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this heartbreaking loss.

  • Guest: Scot nalley

    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: December 31, 2017

    Im so sorry to her of this darla my thoughts and prayers are with you i will miss him